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Salme 58

Dom over onde magthavere

1Til korlederen: En sang af David.

Mon I fyrster ved, hvad der er ret og rigtigt?
    Mon I behandler folk retfærdigt?
Nej, I har kun ondskab i tanke,
    I giver volden frit løb i landet.
I har været onde fra fødslen af,
    fra barnsben har I været fulde af løgn.
I udspyr slangegift og vil ikke lytte til Gud.
    I ligner en døv kobra,
der ikke kan høre slangetæmmeren,
    lige meget hvor højt han spiller.

Knus kæberne på de grusomme løver, Herre.
    Bræk alle deres skarpe tænder, Gud.
Lad dem forsvinde som vand i ørkenen,
    lad dem visne som græs i tørtiden.
Lad dem blive til slim som sneglen,
    lad dem ende som dødfødte fostre,
        der aldrig får lyset at se.

10 Gud vil feje de onde af vejen,
    hurtigere end brændet kan få gryden i kog.[a]
11 De gudfrygtige glæder sig, når retten sejrer.
    De får lov at vade i de gudløses blod.
12 Da skal folk udbryde:
    „Ja, de gudfrygtige bliver belønnet til sidst.
        Der er en Gud, som sørger for retfærdighed på jorden.”

Notas al pie

  1. 58,10 Teksten er uklar.

New International Reader's Version

Psalm 58

Psalm 58

For the director of music. A miktam of David to the tune of “Do Not Destroy.”

Are you rulers really fair when you speak?
    Do you judge people honestly?
No, in your hearts you plan to be unfair.
    With your hands you do terrible things on the earth.
Even from birth those who are evil go down the wrong path.
    From the day they are born they go the wrong way and spread lies.
Their words are like the poison of a snake.
    They are like the poison of a cobra that has covered up its ears.
It won’t listen to a snake charmer’s tune,
    even if the charmer plays very well.

God, break the teeth in the mouths of those sinners!
    Lord, tear out the sharp teeth of those lions!
Let those people disappear like water that flows away.
    When they draw their bows, let their arrows fall short of the target.
Let them be like a slug that melts away as it moves along.
    Let them be like a baby that is born dead and never sees the sun.

Evil people will be swept away before burning thorns can heat a pot.
    And it doesn’t matter if the thorns are green or dry.
10 Godly people will be glad when those who have hurt them are paid back.
    They will dip their feet in the blood of those who do evil.
11 Then people will say,
    “The godly will get their reward.
    There really is a God who judges the earth.”